Archive for the Economy Category

Kirk Franklin: I Smile

RacquetballGuy introduced me to Kirk Franklin’s song: I Smile. It’s such a wonderful reminder that despite our current adversities — no matter what they may be — we have much to be thankful for and so shouldn’t stop smiling!

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Currency Conversion

BestGuyFriend and his lovely wife are using a credit card with no fees to pay for almost everything during their European trip. Heck, during their visit in London, they didn’t exchange any US Dollars for British Pounds. As not only do you get charged when you exchange […]

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Banking Reform

Earlier this week the Independent Commission on Banking Reform released its final report. In it are reforms that the bankers are claiming would cost the industry over £7billion a year. Interestingly, most of the recommendations wouldn’t be implemented until 2019. Why so long is beyond baffling considering […]

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How many more Black & Blue Mondays?

If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you’ll know that I’ve been banging on about moral hazard as it relates to governments bailing out banks. However, after events these past 10 days (most of which were spent in Canada), I am not so sure anymore. […]

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Roll Call

When a sitting President cannot rally more than 33% of his own party members to vote in favor of a bill — after going on national television and saying the sky will fall if said legislation doesn’t get passed — he truly is a sitting duck. Furthermore, […]

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